PhD Scholarship in Medical Radiation Dosimetry at Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark is inviting applicants to apply for a PhD position in radiotherapy. The funds for this position are available for 3 years. Applications are invited up to September 18, 2019.

The Radiation Physics Division, DTU Nutech, is seeking a candidate for a PhD position to develop ionizing radiation dosimetry suitable for use in the strong magenetic field of medical linear accelerators with online MR-image guidance.

The Radiation Physics Division carries out research, innovation and research-based consultancy in the fields of dosimetry, luminescence physics, and neutronics, with applications in geological and archaeological dating, radiation therapy and diagnostics, radiation processing, reactor physics and nuclear emergency preparedness. The division presently consists of approx. 40 people including researchers, technicians and PhD students. Radiotherapy based on online magnetic resonance (MR) image guidance has recently become commercially available and the clicical implementation is in progress worldwide. An expected benefit of this new treatment technique is the ability to perform online (fast) adaptation to tumor movements by gating or by changing the beam collimation. However, it is unclear how such treatments can best be carried out, and how well the technology performs. The overall objective of this PhD therefore is to develop novel tools that can help solve this problem. The objective of this PhD project is to develop a time-resolved dosimetry system, for example, based on luminescence detectors coupled to optical fibers. The system will be used to characterize the ability of MR linacs to deliver an accurate dose to a moving phantom target that can be imaged in an MR linac. The presentence of the strong magnetic field (> 0.3 T) is a significant challenge for such measurements as the magnetic field affects the electron transport and dose deposition in the detector. The work will include Monte Carlo modelling of radiation transport. The development work will be carried out at DTU Nutech's state-of-the-art radiation facilities in a close collaboration with the University Hospitals in Herlev and Copenhagen/Rigshospitalet) that operates two state-of-the-art ViewRay MR linacs. The candidate should have a master’s degree or an equivalent degree in engineering or physics with an interest for radiation physics and medical applications of ionizing radiation. The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international academic environment with excellent possibilities for professional and personal development. The successful candidate will work in an environment with activities and expertise in radiation physics, dosimetry, radioecology and medical applications of radionuclides. The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. The place of work is DTU Nutech at Ris campus in Roskilde. You can read more aboutcareer paths at DTU here. Further information may be obtained from Head of section Claus E. Andersen,, +45 4677 4912. You can read more about DTU Nutech at . We must receive your online application by18 September 2019 (local time). Follow the link “apply online” and fill in the application form and attach the following files: Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
Deadline: September 18, 2019
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